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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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NatureScot - The Facility for Investment ready Nature in Scotland


The Scottish Government and NatureScot, working in partnership with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, have announced a grant scheme to support projects that shape and grow the use of private investment and market-based mechanisms to finance the restoration of Scotland’s nature.

Through the Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS), grants will be offered to organisations and partnerships to help develop a viable business case and financial model, to attract investment in projects that can restore and improve the natural environment.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Core costs

Fund award sizes

Premium information

Who can apply

Environmental NGOs, community groups, land owners, farmers and other private sector organisations, individually or in consortia.

When to apply

Currently closed to new expressions of interest.

How to apply

Expression of interest forms can be downloaded from the NatureScot website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Environment Financial advice & support Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities Voluntary sector organisations Volunteers Urban communities

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